Kenner Building Sets

Updated August 20, 2014

Kenner Building Sets

The Kenner Toy Company made many different types of sets from the late 1950's until well into the 70's. The plastic pieces resembled steel girders, window panels, roofs and roadways, and allowed young hands to build large structures in a very short time. Some sets even included water pumps and plastic tanks to make chemical plants, while others featured electric motors and mechanical parts. Later sets featured powered monorail cars. They were great fun for kids and a blessing to parents who could watch the little demons disappear into their rooms and emerge only at mealtimes.

I had five of these sets when I was young and spent most of my time converting every bit of desk and shelf space into construction zones.
Paul Baker of Milford, CT has graciously allowed us to look into the past and recall what it was like when these sets were new. This picture shows Paul at 6 years old on Christmas in 1963. He has just received his Double Sky Rail set (#18). All of the other gifts are now being ignored as his attention is focused on this single toy.
Paul says that to this day he still reads the manual first!

(With a careful look you can also see several other classic toys of the time. Flintstone Building Boulders, the original Mousetrap Game, and an Aurora Slot car racing set.)

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Another Kenner building fan, Bob McGarrah, submitted this picture of himself at Christmas in 1961 as he begins to investigate his new Motorized Constructioneer #8 set.
The internet has provided the means for me to share my experience with a new generation who can now escape the Sega and Playstation world, or help some old geezers like myself share the joys of their childhood with their kids and grandkids.

I endeavor to sell sets that are as complete and in as good repair as possible, so my buyers will not be disappointed or have to look elsewhere for supplemental parts. Unlike most other sellers, I always give complete descriptions and detailed parts inventories with the sets I sell. I never use the words "looks complete" or 'did not count" so you can always be assured of exactly what you are getting.

Kenner Sets Available

More detailed information and pics are available via the links, but here is a quick overview the available sets and their features.

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Listings can change frequently as new sets become available.
If the set you desire is already sold, you can email me to be placed on a waiting list for future sales.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or inquiries about available sets.

Look for the flashing for recent additions.

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Color Planning Guides and Instructions are now available for most all sets!

Please check the Guides and Instructions section of the parts page.

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Ordering Information

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Kenner Building Sets
The Golden Age

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Girder and Panel Building Sets




Set #1 - 115 Parts Set #2 - 191 Parts Set #3 - 292 Parts
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Girder and Panel sets #1, #2, and #3 were the first come on the market beginning in 1958. Set #1 contained the least number of parts, #2 had more, and finally #3 had the most. Early production runs in 1958 contained girders made of styrene plastic which was rather brittle. Soon angry parents and frustrated kids were up in arms about breakage of the small dovetails and pegs. Fortunately, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic was just becoming available and Kenner began using it to manufacture all new parts.

The parts in these sets formed the basis for all sets that would follow. Primary to building were the plastic girders, in both the vertical columns and horizontal beams, and the large ugly, green masonite bases. For buildings, window and roof panels covered the outside surfaces (and also added strength). To dress things up, store signs, flags and flag poles were added.

These sets were the early entries that exposed most kids of the time to the world of building. American Bricks and Lincoln Logs did not stick together and Lego would not see entry into the U.S. for nearly another 10 years. Most of us had a least one of these early sets before advancing on.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Piece
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
Girder and Panel # 1
VG-E 115 127
110%

VG $50
Sold
- March 1
Girder and Panel # 1

Near Mint in Box! 115 125
109%

VG $75
RARE! Chad Valley Girder and Panel # 1
VG-E 109 113
104%

G-VG $75
Sold
- February 18
Girder and Panel # 2

VG-E 194 203
106%

VG $60
Girder and Panel # 2
Near Mint in Box! 193 207
107%

VG-E $85
Sold
Girder and Panel # 2
Mint in Box! 193 206
104%

E $95
Sold
Girder and Panel # 3
VG-E 294 304
102%

E $80
Sold
- April 23
Girder and Panel # 3

VG-E 292 296
103%

VG $80
Girder and Panel # 3
Mint in Box! 292 318
110%

Excellent $100
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Bridge and Turnpike Building Sets




Set #4 - 218 Parts Set #5 - 333 Parts Set #6 - 549 Parts
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Hot on the heels of the Girder and Panel editions came the Bridge and Turnpike sets. Now young builders could add bridges and highways to their creations. Sets #4, #5 and #6 were produced, again increasing the number of parts with each subsequent edition.

The early production runs included the styrene plastic girders, but these were also superseded by the new HDPE girders.

New features of these sets were stub girders, cross and tie braces, road and ramp sections, and the small individual 4" x 4" masonite bases to be used as bridge foundations. Road signs and strings for suspension bridges were added. Present only in set #6 were the small clips called "Grade Adjusters" used to compensate for the gaps created using the sets to create ramps for HO scale train track.

In the late production runs of the #5 sets, Kenner cheapened the packaging. The internal box insert changed from white to green, and the box itself was made from a flimsy paperboard that was much thinner. Most have not survived.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
Bridge and Turnpike # 4
VG-E 220 277
126%

VG $45
Sold
- February 27
Bridge and Turnpike # 4

Near Mint in Box! 220 226
103%

VG $65
Bridge and Turnpike # 4
Mint in Box! 220 224
101%

E $85
Sold
Bridge and Turnpike # 5
VG 333 360
108%

G $45
Sold
Bridge and Turnpike # 5
Near Mint in Box 333 428
128%

VG $75
Sold
Bridge and Turnpike # 5
Mint in Box 333 349
104%

VG $105
Sold
- April 7
Bridge and Turnpike # 6

VG 552 582
105%

G-VG $75
Bridge and Turnpike # 6
Near Mint! 553 601
109%

E $90
Sold
Bridge and Turnpike # 6
Mint! 552 577
105%

VG-E $105
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Combo Girder and Panel / Bridge and Turnpike Building Sets


Set #7 - 614 Parts
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Next out of the Kenner factory was this combination set that included parts from both the Girder and Panel and Bridge and Turnpike sets.

By the time this set was produced Kenner was using only the HDPE girders.

No new parts were included, however a new Color Planning Guide was created for the dual features of the set.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- August 20
Girder and Panel/
Bridge and Turnpike # 7

VG 617 656
106%

F-G $70
- July 5
Girder and Panel/
Bridge and Turnpike # 7

Near Mint! 617 645
104%

NM $105

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Motorized "Constructioneer" Building Sets




Set #8 - 667 Part Set #9 - 905 Parts Set #10 - 132 Parts
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Kenner's next group of sets were the "Constructioneer" editions that added motors, combination Battery/Switch boxes, elevators, and a collection of mechanical parts that would add movement and interest to building. Also new to the sets were a "Motorized" color planning guide and 8 pages of instructions for all the mechanical parts.

The #8 set had a single motor, battery box, elevator, and single set of mechanical parts. Early editions of set #8 featured a hinged box lid, while later editions had a box with a removable lid. These more uncommon sets had 8 added parts: yellow guides that kept the elevator moving smoothly. The #8 was the biggest seller of all the Kenner sets ever made. Today hundreds, if not thousands, of them can still be found. (Of course, finding them complete and in good working order is another story...)

Set #9 was the "Double Constructioneer" set, and it included two motors, battery boxes, elevators, and double sets of all the mechanical parts. Exclusive to the #9 set were 2 small strings of 3 colored electric lights.

Set #10 was a small add-on which contained just the new parts, a few extra 4" x 4" bases and some extra braces. It was marketed as a way to make your earlier sets (especially the #7) equivalent to a #8. It included the color Motorized planning guide, the 8 pages of instructions, and a special two-color instruction sheet just for the set. Not many were sold and the set is a rare find today.

With these sets building for a child could really become something special. Grand plans for drawbridges, cable cars, and buildings with working elevators are shown in the planning guide. But on the neagative side, it was very easy for a child to let a motor stay on a little too long and pull apart a structure that may have taken a long time to build. This was also about the time that, in my humble opinion, quality control at Kenner began to wane. The "conveyor belt" that was included as one of the mechanical parts was really just a roll of thin yellow plastic tape and so had a very limited lifespan.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- February 14
Motorized
Constructioneer # 8

VG 667 708
106%

G $75
- July 14
Motorized
Constructioneer # 8

Near Mint! 667 672
101%

VG $105
Motorized
Constructioneer # 8

Mint in Box! 667 695
104%

VG $125
Sold
- February 15
Double Motorized
Constructioneer # 9

VG 908 935
103%

G $90
Double Motorized
Constructioneer # 9

Mint in Box! 908 926
102%

VG $155
Sold
Double Motorized
Constructioneer # 9

Mint 908 933
103%

VG $125
Sold
- February 14
Motorized Kit # 10

Mint in box! 132 132
100%

VG-E $50

For replacement and extra parts click here

Repairs
Constructioneer Motor
Fix that dead or sluggish motor $10
Constructioneer Battery/Switch Box
Return your unit to good working order $7

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"Hydro Dynamics" Building Sets



Set #11 - 442 Parts Set #12 - 645 Parts
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This is where the Kenner sets took a great turn. Two Hydro Dynamic sets were introduced that included a plethora of clear plastic tanks, tubes, gadgets, and a pump that would move colored water through them all. Round tank sections fitted togther with plastic gaskets, so the size and orientation of the tanks could be changed. The building base was now made of grey plastic with raised sides to catch spilled water, and held the pump inside a small reservoir, as well as the battery compartment and on/off switch. For connecting everything together a collection of green pipe fittings and valves were included. To produce the colored water small vegetable dye color tablets were added. The sets also had a new Color Planning guide and 4 pages of instructions for all the new parts. New signs came along with a "chemical" theme; "CONTROL VALUE", "DANGER KEEP OUT", "REACTOR #1", "TILT SCALE" and many others.

The #11 set had a single pump and a single set of tanks and pipe parts. Set #12 was the "Double Hydro Dynamic" set with two pumps and twice of just about all of the tanks and pipe parts. It also featured a float switch that could be used to control one of the pumps, and a single string of the 3 electric lights found in the #9 set.

What a great time we had with these sets! Building with these things and then being able to see the colored water move around all of the structure.

Unfortunately these sets were not without their problems..... The primary issue was the brittle nature of the gray base. The weight of the 2 "D" batteries it held could cause the base to break if it was not handled very carefully. A #12 base held 2 batteries at either end and the slighest wrong move would break it across the middle.

The next most common problem was the small base of the pump motor housing. Four slender pieces of plastic held it in place and having them snap was not difficult. The plastic tanks had small "feet" and "toes" (tabs) that were not difficult to break. Even so, a lot of toes could be lost and still have the tanks usable. Finally, the neat little "turbine" tank had clips to hang on a beam girder, and the "tilt scale" had thin stop pins to prevent movement beyond its working limits. These parts were poorly designed and seldom escaped damage. With the advent of Super Glue, most of these breaks can now be repaired. Such was not the case in the early 60's.

From the parent's point of view the main problem was the color tablets. Can you say "Non-washable"? Anything that came in contact with them would carry the evidence of the encounter forever. Paper, clothes, furniture, you name it. In most cases the sets were exiled to the garage or backyard after the first toxic spill.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complet
Box
Condition
Price
- May 14
Hydro Dynamics # 11

VG 444 530
119%

VG $135
- April 23
Hydro Dynamics # 11

Near Mint! 444 496
112%

VG $250
Hydro Dynamics # 11
Mint in Box! 444 487
110%

VG $295
Sold
ULTRA RARE!
Chad Valley Hydro Dynamics # 11

VG 456 500
112%

G $295
Sold
- February 4
Hydro Dynamics # 12

VG 647 737
114%

VG $235
Hydro Dynamics # 12
Mint in Box! 647 671
104%

VG-E $425
Sold

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"Build-A-Home" Sets




Set #14 - 115 Parts Set #15 - 206 Parts Set #16 - 415 Parts
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For the next series of sets Kenner moved from large buildings to residential homes. It appears that this may have been an attempt to tap the girl's toy market - for the first time the box artwork features depictions of girls playing with the sets.

Completely new versions of wall and roof panels were included to give the look of a residence instead of a commercial building. Also new are chimneys, steeples, plants and TV antennas. Three new sizes of masonite bases have been added that allow butting together so a single structure can span 2 bases.

The #14 set was the smallest edition and contained the parts to build a single, small home.

Set #15 was larger and could construct two homes or a much larger dwelling. It included styrofoam trees that were colored more blue than green.

The "Subdivision" set #16 was huge and could make as many as 4 homes. Along with the trees it has may other vac-u-formed parts such as swimming pools, Bar-B-Ques, patios and dog houses.

Most of the new vac-u-formed parts were poorly made and are very fragile.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- April 23
Build-A-Home # 14

VG 113 129
114%

VG $45
Build-A-Home # 15
VG-E 204 239
117%

VG $65
Sold
- February 23
Build-A-Home # 15

Near Mint! 204 214
105%

VG $75
Build-A-Home # 15
Mint! 204 225
110%

VG $85
Sold
Build-A-Home Subdivision # 16
VG 413 422
103%

VG $85
Sold
Build-A-Home Subdivision # 16
Near Mint! 413 415
101%

VG $125
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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"Sky Rail" Building Sets



Set #17 - 476 Parts Set #18 - 740 Parts
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The 1962 World's Fair in Seattle was one of the big news stories of the year and television broadcast countless images of the Space Needle and of course, the elevated Monorail. Kenner seized the craze and brought us the "Sky Rail" editions of the the building sets. We were ready to jump into the future with these space-age looking editions!

Unlike the Seattle version, these sets had cars that moved below the rails. Battery packs with on-board reversible switches provided power. New parts included the Sky Cars (with lights in their nose cones), Battery/Switch boxes, the metal rails, hooks to hold the rails, "Heliport" pads and a unique set of signs. These sets saw Kenner's first color change of the plastic girders and braces. This time around they were yellow. The window panels changed to new colors as well: yellow borders with blue or orange interiors. Some panels had special cuts to allow for the rail hooks. A new roof panel features a single dome with a slot on the center to fit a vertical or stub girder. Combined with the newly added radar dishes (in two sizes) this allowed creation of a radar scanners for a futuristic look. The masonite bases have changed to a new ugly green being bright and almost fluorescent.

Set #17 set had a single Sky Car either red or blue, Battery box and Heliport.

Set #18 contained two Sky Cars and Battery boxes, and two heliports. It also added "Sky Gates" to add a challange when racing the cars. While the box artwork shows one car of each color, I have seen some sets that contain 2 blue cars.

But these sets had a major design flaw. The tiny plastic pins in the switch mechanism were extremely weak and could not withstand stress of kids reefing on them during normal play. The pins would break rendering the box useless. (Side note - I have perfected the fix for this. Click here to learn more.) For some reason that I cannot fathom, the red plastic seems to have been stronger than the blue. I see a lot fewer damaged red switches.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- July 5
Sky Rail # 17

VG 481 491
102%

VG $145
- April 28
Sky Rail # 18

VG-E 742 759
102%

G-VG $220
- April 25
Sky Rail # 18

Mint! 742 754
102%

VG $325

For replacement and extra parts click here

Repairs
Sky Rail Battery Box
A rock solid repair for the switch that always breaks $15

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Kenner Building Sets
Twilight of the Golden Age

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"Modern-as-Tomorrow" Building Sets





Set #21 - 145 Parts Set #22 - 246 Parts Set #23 - 380 Parts Set #23C - 381 Parts
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The mid 1960's have arrived and Kenner updates the classic building set series by introducing new editions of the Girder and Panel sets.

Modern buildings are not just square boxes, so Kenner created new window and roof panels to add some curves. Also new were a single dome roof panel (much like the one in the Sky Rail sets, sans the girder slot), and new store signs and flags. New window and door panels in two shades of blue and red of various patterns replaced the old orignals. Some clear acetate window panels were added to allow seeing inside the buildings, and so new interior panels were added depicting bare walls, desks, and doors. New sleeves that go over 2 vertical girders create dramatic pillars for building entrances. This generation of color changes has the griders becoming gray. The roof panels are now a shade of brown and the masonite bases are off-white.

Set #21 was sold in a pressed paper "can" and had a Color Planing Guide exclusive to the set.

Set #22 also came in a can and included a Color Planning Book for it and set #23.

Set #23 was the largest and came in the more traditional flat, lift-top box. It also had some extra signs not found in the smaller sets.

A late addition was set #23C. It was identical to the #23 set, except that it came in a vertical rectangular box with a plastic lid. This box would not accomodate the large masonite base, so it was replaced with 2 bases that equaled the orignal size when placed side by side. Consequently, the Planning Guide had to be modified slightly to show the division in its floorplan diagrams.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- July 5
Modern as Tomorrow # 21

VG-E 147 155
105%

VG $40
- April 25
Modern as Tomorrow # 21

Mint in can 145 145
100%

Mint $65
Modern as Tomorrow # 22
VG-E 246 251
102%

VG $50
Sold
Modern as Tomorrow # 22
MINT!
Still Sealed!
246 246
100%

Mint $225
Sold
Modern as Tomorrow # 23
VG-E 382 390
103%

VG $85
Sold
Modern as Tomorrow # 23C
VG 382 384
101%

G-VG $105
Sold
Modern as Tomorrow # 23C
Near Mint! 383 395
103%

E $195
Sold

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"Freeway USA" Building Sets





Set #24 - 254 Parts Set #25 - 385 Parts Set #26 - 739 Parts Set #26C - 739 Parts
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Just as with the original 50's sets, Kenner followed up the new Girder and Panel sets with a new generation of Bridge and Turnpike editions, calling them "Freeway USA".

The girders and braces are back to being colored red, and a new "half" horizontal girder is introduced. Gone are the 2 lane road sections that were so easily broken, and they are replaced by new single lane versions that break even more easily! There are new "off-ramp" pieces as well, and a new set of signs. Another new feature is small "road anchors" that hold road sections down without using a stub girder. Kenner gets a bit creative and adds highway fixtures - lamp posts, sign posts, traffic signals and toll booths.

The base pieces have become much smaller and are now thin strips with 2 or 3 mounting holes. Two versions of the bases were made, masonite in the same fluorescent green as the Sky Rail sets, and metal that were a dark green.

Set #24 and #25 came in the pressed paper can.

Set #26 was the largest and came in the more traditional flat, lift-top box. Along the with regular yellow string for suspension bridges, Kenner added some heavier red string for larger structures and "suspension ties" for connecting the two string types.

The #26C was identical to the #26 set, except that it came in a vertical rectangular box with a plastic lid. It is a rare find today.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
Freeway USA # 24
VG 256 324
127%

VG $50
Sold
Freeway USA # 24
Near Mint! 256 286
112%

E $85
Sold
Freeway USA # 25
VG 387 503
130%

VG $50
Sold
Freeway USA # 25
Near mint! 387 457
118%

E $65
Sold
Freeway USA # 25
MINT!
Still Sealed!
387 387
100%

Mint $165
Sold
- July 5
Freeway USA # 26

VG 757 828
109%

E $80
Freeway USA # 26
NEAR MINT! 757 779
102%

Mint $165
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Combination Modern-As-Tommorrow / Freeway USA Building Sets



Set #27 - 481 Parts Set #28 - 678 Parts
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Kenner's next step was to create 2 combination sets containing parts from both the Modern-As-Tommorrow and Freeways USA editions.

No new parts were added, however a new Color Planning Guide was created for the dual features of the sets.

Both sets came in the vertical style boxes.

These are fairly rare and difficult to find.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
Modern-As-Tomorrow /
Freeway USA # 27

VG 478 542
114%

VG $80
Sold
Modern-As-Tomorrow /
Freeway USA # 27

MINT! 478 508
106%

MINT! $185
Sold
Freeway USA # 28
VG-E 682 735
108%

G $210
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Second Generation "Sky Rail" Building Sets



Set #30 - 476 Parts Set #31 - 740 Parts
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Hoping to relive earlier success, Kenner reintroduced the Sky Rail sets.

These sets were identical to the eariler versions. In fact, they contained all the same parts, but now the flat lift-top box was replaced by the vertical type.

Kenner didn't even bother creating a new Planning Guide. The sets used the old one from the #17/#18 sets and simply included a small slip of paper stating that the sets were identical.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
ULTRA RARE!
Sky Rail # 30

Near Mint! 478 490
103%

VG $285
Sold
ULTRA RARE!
Double Sky Rail # 31

VG-E 761 761
100%

VG $325
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here

Repairs
Sky Rail Battery Box
A rock solid repair for the switch that always breaks $15

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"Girder*Matic" Building Sets



Set #32 - 692 Parts Set #33
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Finally we arrive at Kenner's last gasp before they sold out to General Mills. Yes, that's General Mills, the same company that brought you fine building toys like Trix, Lucky Charms and Count Chocula cereals.

With these sets Kenner pulled out all the stops. New motors, battery switch boxes and too many mechanical parts to list. The old red girders, single lane roads and Modern-As-Tomorrow panels were just about the only familar parts. The largest of the new pieces were brittle and most of these have not survived. Finding an unbroken "Great Beam" is nearly impossible.

Set #32 was the smaller while set #33 had more new parts for building a Ferris Wheel. A new planning Guide was included as well as a HUGE instruction sheet to cover all of the new parts.

Evidently these sets were not big sellers. They are very rare today.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
EXTREMELY RARE!
Girder*Matic # 32

E 692 759
110%

VG $425
Sold

For replacement and extra parts click here


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Kenner Building Sets
The General Mills Years

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72000 Series Building Sets





Set #72000
Girder & Panel
363 Pieces
Set #72001
Large World Famous Buildings
1226 Pieces
Set #72011
World Famous Buildings
744 Pieces
Set #72030
Girder & Panel
251 Pieces




Set #72050-Black
Girder & Panel w/ Working Elevator
550 Pieces
Set #72050-Blue
Girder & Panel Skyscraper w/ Working Elevator
550 Pieces
Set #72070-Black
Action Bridge & Highway (Black Girders)
460 Pieces
Set #72070-Blue
Bridge & Highway w/ Working Drawbridge (Blue Girders)
460 Pieces




Set #72071
Little Learners Bridge & Highway
453 Pieces
Set #72080
International Airport
406 Pieces
Set #72090
Bridge & Skyscraper w/ Working Elevator & Drawbridge
800 Pieces
Set #72110
KenStruct Interstate Highway
460 Pieces
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The mid 70's brought General Mills' editions of the sets.

A good number of these sets were made with the name of particular department store labels such as Sears or Montgomery Ward. With the next generation of kids in the 70's the sets again gained some popularity, but never returning to the highs of the 1960's.

By far, the most favored of this class of sets was the "World Famous Buildings" edition which was touted as allowing kids to recreate the Sears Tower and other famous Skyscrapers.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
Girder & Panel
VG-E 363 363 100% G $40
Sold
Large World Famous Buildings
VG-E 1226 1251 102% VG $550
Sold
- January 21
World Famous Buildings

VG 752 760 102% VG $295
- March 1
Girder & Panel

G-VG 252 278 110% VG $45
- December 14
Girder & Panel w/ Working Elevator

VG-E 550 568 103% F $55
Girder & Panel Skyscraper w/ Working Elevator
Near Mint! 520 520 100% G $60
Sold
- March 15
Bridge & Highway (Black Girders)

VG-E 460 470 103% VG $55
- February 23
Bridge & Highway w/ Working Drawbridge (Blue Girders)

VG-E 460 460 100% VG $55
- February 25
Little Learners Bridge & Highway

VG-E 453 453 100% VG $55
- April 25
International Airport

E 406 406 100% G-VG $55
Bridge & Skyscraper w/ Working Elevator & Drawbridge
E 800 800 100% VG $90
Sold
- March 15
Kenstruct Interstate Highway

Near Mint! 406 406 100% VG-E $90

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Bridge Street Toys
The 21st Century

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Bridge Street Toys Building Sets




Tekton Fire Station
Set #1010FIRE105 - 98 Parts
Tekton Tower
Set #1010GNP205 - 278 Parts
Tekton Plaza
Set #1010GNP305 - 517 Parts



Tekton Truss Bridge
Set #2020BNT105 - 259 Parts
Bridge Mania
Set #2020BNT205 - 473 Parts
Deluxe Hydro Dynamics
Set #3111HYDRO303 - 317 Parts
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Decades after Kenner, General Mills, Hasbro and Irwin abandoned all trademarks to the Girder and Panel moniker, Paul and Carol Flack of Boston have resurrected these great sets in 2005. Re-engineering the original parts, they have created new editions for another generation of avid builders.

In much the same pattern as the original sets, Bridge Street has introduced Girder and Panel, Bridge and Turnpike, and Hydro Dynamics sets.

The new Grider and Panel sets feature the same parts for creating buildings, while also incorporating the angled roof pieces for making houses. The window panels are flat acetate in bright colors. The girders are red, blue or black, depending on the set. Ten different sets are currently available. The sets include a spiral-bound, full-color instruction and planning book.

The Bridge and Turnpike sets have the same type of original girders, however the road sections have been redesigned to be more durable. New, higher-quality signs and flags are included. The girders are red, and two sets are available.

A single Hydro Dynamics edition has a small, powerful pump powered by AC voltage instead of relying on batteries as with the old sets. The plastic tanks are stronger and not brittle like those made by Kenner. The storage case doubles as the building base since it is watertight and has high sides. The girders are black.

Currently Available Sets
Set Overall Set
Condition
Number of
Original Pieces
Number of
Actual Pieces
Percent
Complete
Box
Condition
Price
- February 14
Tekton Fire House

Mint! 98 98 100% E $24
- February 2
Tekton Tower

VG-E 278 282 101% VG-E $40
- March 14
Tekton Plaza

VG-E 517 517 100% E $60
- March 26
Tekton Truss Bridge

Mint! 259 259 100% E $37
Bridge Mania
VG-E 473 499 106% VG-E $50
Sold
Deluxe Hydro Dynamics
Mint! 316 318 101% Mint! $70
Sold

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Abbreviations: E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good

Ordering Information




The following sets will become available in the near future.
Normally, all sets are 100% or more complete with fully functional motors, electric and mechanical parts.

Motorized Constructioneer #8 - Near Mint in Box
Freeway USA #25
Please email me if you would like to place a hold on any of these sets, or be notified when they become available.

Often sets are sold as soon as I acquire them, and never appear here on the web page due to standing orders. Please contact me if you do not see the set you want.

If you wish to have a set but do not care about having an original Kenner box, I can assemble a full complement of parts for some of these sets. Many folks choose this option when they want to have a "play" set rather than a collector's edition.

If this is an option you would be of interest to you, email me for availability and a price quote.

All items are subject to prior sale


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